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Town of Hopkinton Shares Summary of National Community Survey's Livability Report

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo is pleased to share a summary of the National Community Survey's Livability Report for the Town of Hopkinton and thanks residents for taking the time to respond to the survey.

The National Community Survey (NCS) reports on a town's "livability," or its desirability to be lived in, and offers a holistic view of the town's quality of life. Analyzed in the report are 10 central facets of a community: Economy; Mobility; Community Design; Utilities; Safety; Natural Environment; Parks and Recreation; Health and Wellness; Education, Arts and Culture; and Inclusivity and Engagement.

The National Community Survey was mailed to randomly selected households in July 2020 and data was collected through Sept.14, 2020. The NCS's Community Livability Report provides the opinions of a representative sample of 589 residents of the Town of Hopkinton.

"The results from the National Community Survey's Livability Report are a testament to Hopkinton's ongoing efforts to continuously improve our residents' quality of life," Town Manager Khumalo said. "We are extremely pleased to see numerous ratings within multiple facets increase from our 2013 survey and we look forward to continuing to build upon the work we've done to improve town services. We thank those who responded to the survey and also encourage any resident with an issue or concern regarding town services to contact town officials."

The report states that compared to the 2020 national benchmark, the overall image or reputation of Hopkinton is higher than the national average with 91% of respondents rating it as either excellent or good. Similarly, the overall quality of life in Hopkinton is reported to be higher than the national average with 94% of those surveyed stating that it's either excellent or good.

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